Dear Marlborough Community,
On July 1, I will retire from my position as interim superintendent of the Marlborough Public Schools. As I depart, I would like to say thank you to the residents of Marlborough.
My experience has been so positive here. The staff and administrators do an excellent job on a daily basis. They have been wonderful education partners, and I have been impressed by their efforts to continually improve our schools.
The School Committee has given me the guidance necessary to successfully do my job. They have been supportive and helpful by acquainting me with the needs of the students in the city.
The mayor has been a huge asset as a leader who asks the tough questions and demands accountability, but who is always there to offer sage advice and counsel. The City Council has provided the necessary funds, and members have been very supportive.
I am retiring to spend more time with my wife and family, especially my grandchildren, who are in Arizona and North Carolina. Their laughter brings me joy, and they help keep me young.
My experience in education spans more than 40 years, and I have been an administrator in 10 different districts. Marlborough is particularly innovative though its programs in the arts, STEM, Chinese language, curriculum and accountability. I have loved it here.
Although I now say a fond good-bye, in my heart I will always remain a Panther.
Interim Superintendent of Schools